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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book But Woefully Incomplete
ANA Grading Standards For U.S. Coins - Seventh Edition
This is a great reference book, but woefully incomplete. It appears that 13 years elapsed between the time it was written and the date it was published.
There are NO coins referenced that were minted in 2000 or later. No state quarters , no Sacagawea dollars, no presidential dollars, no silver eagles, no...
Published 17 months ago by Jon Kreisler

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Binding poorly designed
The internal ring binding concept was in this case poorly executed by the publisher (7th edition, 2013). I have examined two different copies. The diameter of the rings is too small. This causes the inside edges of opposing pages to rub up against each other, often making page turning difficult. The printer's perforation process causes most pages to be stuck together...
Published 16 months ago by bullgator


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book But Woefully Incomplete, August 4, 2013
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Jon Kreisler (Old Orchard Beach, ME USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins (Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins) (Hardcover)
ANA Grading Standards For U.S. Coins - Seventh Edition
This is a great reference book, but woefully incomplete. It appears that 13 years elapsed between the time it was written and the date it was published.
There are NO coins referenced that were minted in 2000 or later. No state quarters , no Sacagawea dollars, no presidential dollars, no silver eagles, no modern commemoratives at all. Will there be a volume two? Doubtful, but one can still hope.
For the present content, this is an essential guide book. It explains most of the available grades with photographs for circulation strikes. (Proof strikes are covered briefly, but no photographs or specific specimens are detailed.)
If you have loose, ungraded coins from the U.S. dated before the year 2000, this book can give you a good idea on how to grade each one. If you seriously want to try your hand at coin grading, pick up a grab bag of assorted coins from eBay or a local coin dealer, get a good magnifying glass,
(3x to 7x magnification) some good lighting, this book and have at it.
For the coins the book actually details, there are drawings and photographs pointing out essential "look for this" details. Also the are photographs of different grades for the same coin variety as a visual aid for grading your coins.
The book is actually spiral bound, with a hard cover attached. It will lay flat, when open; helpful when you are actually examining coins, to compare without needing to struggle to keep the book open to the correct page.
This guide needs to be updated to include the coins minted during the past 13 years to be useful for most collectors. If you want a reference that ends in 1999, this tome is nearly perfect.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Binding poorly designed, August 29, 2013
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This review is from: Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins (Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins) (Hardcover)
The internal ring binding concept was in this case poorly executed by the publisher (7th edition, 2013). I have examined two different copies. The diameter of the rings is too small. This causes the inside edges of opposing pages to rub up against each other, often making page turning difficult. The printer's perforation process causes most pages to be stuck together with adjoining pages, so when the book is newly received, the purchaser should laboriously go through the book page-by-page and separate each page from the others, so that future reference use of the book will not cause the rings to rip out the perforation holes in the pages. Failure to do so can even cause one of the hard covers to become detached from the ring binding. The book is also susceptible to damage from poor care in shipping or handling. Whitman has successfully bound other titles with a similar internal ring binding, but in this case they failed. This book needs larger rings and a different perforation technique.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The spiral binding casues pages to rip out, March 24, 2014
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The "hidden" spiral binding does not allow pages to lay flat and cause the perforations to tear unless you are extremely careful in turning the pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great publication., October 21, 2013
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I especially like the spiral binding that lays flat. Reference stays opened when using as reference on desk or stand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANA Grading Review, November 7, 2013
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In beautiful shape, could not tell it was used at all. This book is what we needed to help with our coin collecting. Also spiral book, which makes it handy to use. Thank You
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful text and well illustrated, October 5, 2014
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Extremely useful text and well illustrated. Helps a novice to work through the specifics in grading of different issues with many different images.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book., March 2, 2014
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Awesome book is serving me well. The most accepted standards in a field sprinkled with "standards." You need this one first.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its Okay, October 2, 2013
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For a non professional coin collector, it was okay. I felt that more should have focused on proof coins as well as mint state.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Bee at coin clllecting!, January 11, 2014
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A Great Reference Book for New coin collectors. A lot of info: available, and is very interesting to read. ****
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, October 24, 2014
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LINDA CHAPMAN (ABBEVILLE, LA, US) - See all my reviews
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pictures are good but wish they would have numismatic value for coins
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